Kathy Burden
Kathy Burden

Kathy Burden Senior Wealth Strategist

Joined Northern Trust



  • Bachelor of Arts, Finance, Marquette University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Marketing, Marquette University
  • Master in Business Administration, Marketing Management, DePaul University


  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses


Kathy partners with business owners, corporate executives and families to understand their goals and develop a plan to achieve them. She listens to clients and takes action by putting together the right team to help with designing an appropriate asset allocation, trust planning, wealth transfer planning, charitable giving strategies, and planning for the future with multiple generations. As a senior leader at Northern Trust, Kathy leverages her experience and relationships to help new clients connect to the resources they need.


Kathy has more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 1989, Kathy worked with U.S. and international multinational corporate pension plans to consolidate, increase analytical reporting, and help centralize decision making for custody, trust, investment management and regulatory reporting needs.

Community Involvement

Kathy is an active member of the Northwestern Lake Forest Women's Hospital Board. She is a volunteer at the School of St. Mary. Kathy also mentors young women in college, helping them explore different career options.